what would cause chicks to be "sticky"

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sunket77, May 13, 2010.

  1. sunket77

    sunket77 Songster

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    May 21, 2009
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    my chicks (only 2 hatched) seem to have more "egg stuff" on them once dry they still have stuff sticking their fluff down and the don't fluff up...any ideas?
     

  2. chickee

    chickee Songster

    Quote:From what I have read, your humidity may have been to high during incubation. My first hatch this year the humidity was way off. My digital hygrometer (indoor outdoor thermometer) was reading lower than the actual humidity by 10%! [​IMG] Now I use a reptile hygrometer I got at my local pet shop, and my last hatch was so much better! [​IMG] Congrats on your new babies! HAVE FUN! [​IMG]
     
  3. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Definitely a humidity problem. In the past if I had to open the incubator during lockdown to help, or remove a rotten egg, I would end up with sticky chicks from low humidity.
     
  4. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Oh and the sticky stuff will dry and flake off, making them fluffy chicks, it just takes a few days.
     

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